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C Harry, E Weir, R Grattan, C Skeoch, P Evans
Objectives MRCPCH is an essential qualification that all paediatric trainees in the UK must obtain to progress with their specialty training. In August 2009 a structured clinical teaching programme was initiated in the West of Scotland deanery to provide teaching in the clinical examination curriculum, the structure and examination standards. Design The training programme runs three times a year, commencing two months prior to each exam. Trainees are sent questionnaires to enable improvement of the programme...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Antonios Anagnostopoulos, Vicky H McKay, Iris Cooper, Fiona Campbell, Lynn Greenhalgh, John Kirwan
BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited disorder associated with genetic predisposition to endometrial, colorectal, ovarian, and other cancers. There is consensus for the necessity of assessment for LS in view of the established survival benefits for identified patients and affected family members. The debate regarding the best screening policy is far from being concluded. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate a realistic protocol for identifying LS families by assessing young women with a diagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC)...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Lara Menzies, Susan Minson, Alexandra Brightwell, Anna Davies-Muir, Andrew Long, Caroline Fertleman
OBJECTIVE: To determine if demographic factors are associated with outcome in a multiple-choice, electronically marked paediatric postgraduate examination. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of pass rates of UK trainees sitting Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) part 1B from 2007 to 2011. Data collected by the RCPCH from examination candidates were analysed to assess the effects of gender, age, and country and university of medical qualification on examination outcome...
February 2015: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Victor Grech, Mark Buttigieg
Clinical medical examinations are difficult. Courses that attempt to instil such clinical examination skills are expensive, and this is even more so for Maltese graduates who must perforce travel by air from the island of Malta to such venues. This year (2012) was a landmark year with a record seven Maltese candidates planning to take the MRCPCH examination, and it was therefore decided to set up a mock clinical exam under true examination conditions in Malta. This was done successfully and this paper describes the modus operandi and the requirements for such a process...
September 2012: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Robert Scott-Jupp, David Hall, Deepan Vyas, Liang Yap Wei
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April 2008: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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